Programme - Berlinale Co-Production Market

The programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market is thoroughly tailored for its professional audience: producers and financiers from all over the world with different backgrounds of experience, but like-minded interests. The programme structure takes into account that each participant has their own busy agenda during the Berlinale, with different amounts of time available for attending the event.

To get an approximate overview of the programme structure, you can already download the preliminary programme structure of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019 (Saturday, February 9 to Wednesday, February 13). The programme will be updated mid/end January.

You can also still see the case studies of last year's Berlinale Co-Production Market. Please click to view the case study on the literary adaptation The Bookshop, part 1 and part 2. For the case study on "Green Film Production" discussed with regard to the Berlinale Co-Production Market project and 2018 Competition entry Figlia Mia, which was shot eco-friendly on Sardinia, please click for Green Production - part 1 or part 2.

Please note that you must register in advance to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market. For details, please see Participation

Case Studies:
Case Studies on selected Berlinale films explore possibilities in financing and current trends in the field of international co-production.

Theme Talks and panels:
Theme Talks and panels on current production, financing and technical matters offer a chance to exchange ideas with experts and other participants in a relaxed discussion.

Country Sessions:
At the Country Sessions, experts provide information about production conditions and co-production opportunities in ”their” country in a concise, moderated interview.

Speed Matchings:
At Speed Matching sessions, participating producers can develop new contacts during informal five-minute meetings.

Books at Berlinale:
Launched in 2006, Books at Berlinale, organised in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair, is the world’s first market for literary adaptations at an A-festival. International publishers and literary agents present ten pre-selected novels with promising potential for literary adaptation, to interested international producers in a moderated pitching and networking event on the third day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Co-Pro Series:
On the last day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, eight international drama series projects that are looking for partners are presented. Participants can also schedule meetings with these projects. The fourth Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event takes place on February 12/13 at the Zoo Palast cinema and nearby.

Lunches & Cocktails:
There is also a number of additional informal networking opportunities at the Berlinale Co-Production Market: lunches and cocktails offer participants further chances to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed environment.